What can you say about a game that played out as a nearly perfect opposite from last night’s dominant one?

Paul Maholm was all right the first time through the order, but got slapped around in – and ultimately bounced after – the fourth inning. Zack Greinke, on the other hand, carved the Cubs up like a tender, but ultimately tasteless, steak.

Carlos Marmol threw another rough inning, giving up a three-run bomb. At least Manny Corpas had a nice debut inning.

Something else looked familiar tonight (but worse) …

  • hardtop

    damn, i jinxed it

    (on the message board)

  • rcleven

    All the strikeouts yes but with only three hits and two errors it makes it hard to win games.

    • Hansman1982

      Gonna lose more than you win when you don’t put the ball in play for half your outs.

      Interesting to see campana return to earth.

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  • http://bleachernation.com grace17

    Please god make me a bird so I can fly far far away! I knew what was guna happen 2nite same thing that always happens when the cubs blow another team out. They get spanked the next day! Corpas pitched pretty good. Marmol needs 2 go away

  • Jeff1969

    Anyone know what’s happening to Evan Crawford & Zach Rosscup? They haven’t played yet this year. Injured?

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Luke

      They both had surgery I believe.  Both played pretty well for Daytona last season.

    • LouCub

      My friend represents Rosscup, he’s’ hurt hoping to get him healthy soon

  • http://Cubbie4life.weebly.com Tonycampanathebasethief

    Evan Crawford had a season ending shoulder surgery

  • Crockett

    That Tony Campana certainly is awesome. Man, he looks like a definite major leaguer (gag).

    • Joe

      What the hell has happened to Marmol? He use to be “untouchable.” What a fall from grace!

      • Dustin S

        It’s not untouchable, the word is untradeable lol

        • Joe

          Oh my God! We are stuck with another “relic” named Carlos. Somebody slap me and wake me up from this nightmare.

    • Drew7

      I give it another week before he finally makes his way off of all these fans’ future lineup projections (leading off on most!).

  • calicubsfan007

    Depressing… Hey, but I didn’t jinx anything tonight!!! LOL

    • Joe

      You did last night! Dempster could have had a no-no if it wasn’t for your comment!(LOL)

  • Willis

    0-4 with four strikeouts for your leadoff hitter. I think it’s time that this experiment stops (it never should have happened).

    • Joe

      The whole season is an experiment, brother.

    • RY34

      totally agree, campanas bubble has definitely burst.

  • Leroy K.

    I am so confused as to which team shows up! I really wish we could be more consistent (on the plus side, not the negative side)

    • DocPeterWimsey

      It’s a question of which opposing pitching shows up.  Two nights ago, it was a lot of hanging sliders and misplaced fastballs.  Last night, it was a lot of good strikes in different locations.  It is like this for every team.  However, it is more drastic for the Cubs because their batters do not work counts: and thus the guys who throw hittable pitches less frequently than other guys can get through the game without hanging any.

  • Blitzenjohn

    Well, Marmol didn’t issue any BB’s. That counts for something…

    • Caleb

      Exactly. Step one, strikes. Work in progress.

  • Leroy K

    29 strikeouts out of 54 AB’s…. Thats .534 ugggh….

  • JoeCub

    Try not to hate on me, but we kinda need the Brewers to keep winning. We need to NOT have them putting Greinke/Marcum on the market against our Garza/Dempster….. Just sayin’.

  • ibcnu2222 (John)

    Greinke is a beast. Corpas looked good. And on the bright side, Marmol didn’t walk anyone.

  • Steve

    I need a drink after looking at that box score. Better yet, make it a double…

  • art

    one tool player, lol.